TRANSFER BLOW! Tottenham miss out on midfield target as Barcelona make move

first_imgTottenham have received a blow in their pursuit of Villarreal’s Denis Suarez after it emerged that Barcelona want to activate their buy-back clause for the playmaker.Barca sold Suarez to the Yellow Submarine last summer with the option of re-purchasing him for around £2.5m.Tottenham had hoped to lure the Spaniard to north London this summer having scouted him regularly since January.But, according to Sport, Barca manager Luis Enrique has also been keeping close eye on the 22-year-old since he left the Nou Camp and has decided the player will add something extra to the Catalans’ squad next term.Villarreal are desperate to keep hold of Suarez, who has played a pivotal role in their successful pursuit of Champions League football this season, but they know their hands are tied by the buy-back option in his contract. Denis Suarez in action for Villarreal 1last_img read more